Samuel Loughrey was the youngest son of Samuel and Mary Ann Loughrey. He was born on 31st October 1894 in Kilrea. The farming family lived in the Kilrea area. Sam
served his apprenticeship to the boot trade and left Kilrea in 1913 for Glasgow. He enlisted in Glasgow at the outbreak of war. Guardsman Sam Loughrey was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards when he was killed in action at Cuinchy on Monday 25th January 1915.